New Restaurant Alert: Elbert's Sandwiches at Commercenter, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa
The culinary sandwich haven is back, and this time it’s south of the metro.
G/F Commercenter, Commerce Avenue corner Filinvest Avenue, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(SPOT.ph) Earlier this year, sandwich fans were crushed when Elbert's Cheesesteak Sandwiches in Power Plant Mall turned off their neon sign for the last time and closed shop. But there was a promise of a new, similar shop in the South, so everyone did what they could-they waited.
Nine months later, Elbert's Sandwiches re-opened-as a two-storey shop in Commercenter, Alabang. Stark, simple, but full of those beloved filling-stuffed breads.
The main entrance from the perimeter of the mall
First, something to tease the appetite
Skim through the menu, and everything is wonderfully familiar. From the classic cheesesteak sandwiches and hefty burgers to the perfectly crisp beer-battered onion rings. Everything we knew-and loved-from Makati's Elbert's Cheesesteak Sandwiches shop is present, plus a little extra.
Classic American Cheesesteak
Classic Steak Sandwich
If you aren't familiar with cheesesteak, Elbert's is the perfect place to get educated. The menu is a treatise on the Philadephia classic so start off with a Classic American Cheesesteak (P320). It's a sammie chock-full of thinly sliced pieces of steak, cooked onions, and melted American cheese. This roll is so long that it's almost intimidating, but after the first bite you'll find yourself guiltlessly devouring the entire thing. If the cheese-free Classic Steak Sandwich (P290) already packs an incredible punch of flavor in its austerity, then imagine the promise of the Classic Provolone Cheesesteak (P390) a more "authentic" cheesesteak experience. Marinara sauce, meanwhile, offers extra zing to the Classic Pizza Cheesesteak (P420).
The Umami Burger
Venture out of the cheesesteak world and go into burger territory with Elbert favorites like Chef Adrian Cuenca's Umami Burger (P550). Sink your teeth into a juicy medium-rare patty with mushrooms and truffle sauce all sandwiched between super toasty buns-that's a burger bursting with flavor.
Lox and Bagel
For something lighter, the Lox and Bagel (P340) will suffice. In between thick bagel halves are chunks of tasty brined salmon fillets and onions that make each mouthful refreshing. The Chili Dog (P240), a hot dog smothered with chili con carne, cheese, and onions in a soft bun, is an American street-food favorite that never steers you wrong either.
A relative newcomer on the menu is the Pulled Pork Sandwich (P280): soft, tender, and flavorful pork with coleslaw and jalapeño. Wash down the heat with a sweet note-Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream (P40) made from wholesome, farm-fresh Holly's Milk that turns this treat extra creamy and delicious.
Elbert's Sandwiches in Alabang may still be on a dry run, but those sandwiches are practiced and perfected. What else did we expect from Elbert's?